Elliott to Start Game 4; Halak Not Ready
SAN JOSE -- Brian Elliott will make his second straight start Thursday night at HP Pavilion for the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their Western Conference Quarterfinals series against the San Jose Sharks, coach Ken Hitchcock said Tuesday.
Hitchcock ruled out injured goaltender Jaroslav Halak for Game 4. Halak hasn't played since suffering a lower-body injury early in the second period of Game 2, when Blues defenseman Barret Jackman accidentally skated into him at high speed.
The Blues, who beat the Sharks 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead, held an optional off-ice workout, but Halak spent some time on the ice.
"He was on the ice, but he's not going to be available to practice full tomorrow or to back up on Thursday," Hitchcock said.